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“Excellent slice of life”
Review of Animalia

Animalia
Ranked #11 of 38 things to do in Aswan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Center of information about life in nubia(nature and culture)it is an ethno-biological museum which consists of three parts1-traditional nubian house 2- museum shows fauna in nubia(Animals,reptiles,birds,fish,insects all stuffed)rocks and stones.3-the roof terrace where drinks,lunch,quick meals are served.also lectures about nubia ,the nile and elephantine are given over looking the gardens.Animalia also organise birdwatching tour in the nile held by professional guides MOHAMMED SOBHY and his Daughter Fatma.
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We did a walking tour of the Nubian Village where Animalia is located with the owner of Animalia. He showed us traditional Nubian life, how resources are used, traditional crafts and animals. We had the tour arranged through a major tour company but I am sure if you contact the owner directly you could pay a fraction of what we paid. It was interesting to see this alternative culture which was almost wiped out by the building of the Aswan Dam.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place is tiny and difficult to find, but its owner is friendly and gives a welcoming view into Nubian life that seems difficult to find anywhere else. The rooftop offers a lovely place to see the surrounding villages and fields.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Fatma Soby is one of the best guides in Egypt. For anywhere in Aswan she is a treasure. Extremely knowledgeable and clear, she makes the visit to the city.

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Reviewed December 11, 2016
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Reviewed March 27, 2016
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